Budapest, December 17 (MTI) – With the birth of a third child, parents will receive a one-off payment of 10 million forints (EUR 32,000) and can apply for a 10 million forint loan as part of new family policies unveiled by the government.
The idea of the family home creation allowance (CSOK) announced on Wednesday is to develop a flexible family support system, the government spokesman told public news channel M1 on Thursday.
Zoltan Kovacs said the “gyed extra” maternity benefit — which provides benefits to fulltime workers — will be paid when a child is six months old instead of at 12 months, enabling parents to return to work sooner.
Additionally, if at least five families demand a creche, localities will have to provide one from next year. So far only towns with more than ten thousand residents had to provide facilities for baby care.